Several shelters, warming stations now open

Several shelters, warming stations now open

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People walk along Highway 280 near the 31 interchange in Homewood. Source: Kerry Nivens/WBRC People walk along Highway 280 near the 31 interchange in Homewood. Source: Kerry Nivens/WBRC
Home Depot employees offer free coffee and sand the roadways near the Pelham Home Depot. Other Home Depot locations are also open as warming stations. Source: Cane Sanders via Twitter Home Depot employees offer free coffee and sand the roadways near the Pelham Home Depot. Other Home Depot locations are also open as warming stations. Source: Cane Sanders via Twitter
Traffic in Hoover near the Ross Bridge Parkway. Source: Shannon Maze/WBRC Traffic in Hoover near the Ross Bridge Parkway. Source: Shannon Maze/WBRC

While authorities are still urging people to stay off the roads, you may find yourself in need of a warm place to stay.

If you can see a business, church or other establishment that you can drive or walk to, authorities urge you to do so before dark.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel also recommend that if you are already in a warm place, you should consider staying there for the duration.

Here is a list of places that have made themselves available for drivers to find shelter and a place to stay warm:

BIRMINGHAM

-Downtown Birmingham: Boutwell Auditorium (open as a warming shelter through Thursday morning)

-Soutside: UAB Rec Center

-Southside: K & M Auto Services, LLC, 501 University Blvd.

-Southside: 3rd Presbyterian Church, 617 22nd St. S.

HOOVER

-All Hoover fire stations http://www.hooverfiredepartment.org/page.asp?id=158  

SHELBY COUNTY 

-Pelham Civic Center. City officials say to call 911 only in a life-threatening emergency due to the call volume. The police department's non-emergency line is 205-620-6550.

-The Church at Brook Hills, 3145 Brook Highland Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242 - Will remain open throughout the night.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

-Western Lakeshore Drive area: Greater Birmingham Humane Society, 300 Snow Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209

-Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay Road

-Trussville First Baptist Church

-Highway 280:Church at Brook Hills main building is open at 3145 Brook Highland Pkwy. Call 313-7777 if you need directions. 

-Gardendale Civic Center

-Leeds Civic Center

ST. CLAIR COUNTY

-Pell City Civic Center

-Springville Methodist Church

-Steele Methodist Church

-Pell City Courthouse

-Asheville Courthouse

-Victory Christian School in Eden/Pell City exit 156 off I-20, 154 Victory Ln, Pell City, AL 35125

ETOWAH COUNTY

-Salvation Army in Gadsden, 114 North 11th Street 

-Glencoe Fire Hall

-Altoona Community Center

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

-If you or someone you know needs access to a warm place, please call 311 or 205-349-2121 for more information about warming stations.

CALHOUN COUNTY

-Anniston: The Salvation Army on Noble Street. Warming station hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 pm. As always, the Salvation Army shelter is available 24/7 for anyone who needs a place to stay overnight.

-Anniston: The Greenbrier Baptist Church will be providing a warming station at their church beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. until Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. They have cots and blankets that were provided by Red Cross. They are asking for assistance for perishable food items, monetary donations and toiletries.

Several Home Depot locations are also open for shelter:

Pelham

Inverness

Eastwood

If you know of a shelter that is open, please email the details to newstip@wbrc.com.

Related: Resources for stranded motorists

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